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Christopher DiRaddo

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Christopher DiRaddo is the author of two novels: The Family Way (2021) and The Geography of Pluto (2014). Since 2014, he has worked to create a space for queer literature in Montreal—producing and hosting the Violet Hour reading series and book club, as well as programming LGBTQ literary events throughout the city. He has written for a number of publications, including The Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, enRoute magazine and Xtra. He was president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation from 2018 to 2021 and currently sits on the literary evaluation committee of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.



The Family Way. 2021, Esplanade Books / Véhicule Press
The Geography of Pluto. 2021, Esplanade Books / Véhicule Press
The Geography of Pluto. 2014, Cormorant Books


National Magazine Award (Gold, Short Feature) for enRoute magazine, 2018
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